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Norway Speedway Delivers

June 8, 2009 - Ron Deuter
I caught the Drive Line 100 Sunday at Norway Speedway. I was there Saturday night too, before rain washed out the event. The crowd on Saturday night was thin, as most probably stayed home assuming the race wouldn’t go off. Sunday’s crowd was modest too, as would be expected for a make-up date. Too bad, because those who did show up were treated to an awesome race among some of the midwest’s (and beyond) best late model drivers.

Ross Kenseth was the top attraction, and he lived up to the hype with a dominating victory. Talking with him before and after the race, I got the impression this 16-year old son to NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth has the right mindset to succeed. Kid Kenseth came off as grounded and genuinely committed to working hard.

It sure was neat to watch Norway’s own Kris Kelly try with everything he had to catch Kenseth during the final laps of the race. And another local favorite provided quite a thrill in the late model trophy dash, as Jamie Iverson nipped Dalton Zehr by .002 of a second for the win.

Racing continues at Norway just about every weekend through September. A trip to the speedway should be on everyone’s summer calendar. Admission is cheap and the action is non-stop.


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